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Victorian 1800s Black Cotton Petticoat Slip, fits 24 to 36 inch waist, AS IS
ERA- This item is from the 1800s
MEASUREMENTS - the petticoat is 32 inches long, drawstring waist fits 24 to 36 inches, 58 inches wide at hips
LABEL - none
FABRIC - black cotton
CLEANING - has been hand washed and hung to dry
Midweight black cotton petticoat with drawstring waist, fuller bottom, pleats and slightly gathered fabric with 4 inch under-layer on the bottom.
The petticoat has been altered over the years - an extra 2 inch section of different black fabric was added to the bottom. There looks like an opening placket that was stitched closed.
The front of the waist is smooth with no drawstring going through it. I have the drawstring tied in the back to pull the waist smooth.
CONDITION - Fair condition. There are several 1/2 inch repairs and a 2x2 inch L shaped repair.
It looked pretty good to be, until I held it to the light I saw many holes that are 1/4 to 1+ inches in size, and many many lines in the fabric that are sheer and thin from wear with holes in them and areas that are about to become more holes. The piece has had a lot of use.
It feels sturdy and it's not about to fall apart, but needs to be treated with care.